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Major Stop Smoking Campaign Hits Barnsley

Monday October 1 2012

A MAJOR campaign to encourage people to stop smoking has launched in Barnsley today.

The 'Stoptober' campaign aims to help people stop smoking for more than 28 days after research shows that anyone who makes it past that milestone are five times more likely to stay smoke free.

It is run by the South West Yorkshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust and offers a daily messaging service, inspiration from celebrity mentors, and expert advice.

Ali Thornton-Delve, smoking cessation specialist, said: “As well as the financial benefits of stopping smoking, those undertaking the 28 day programme will experience physical improvements including a better sense of smell and taste and more energy.

“This is the first time a mass quit attempt has been organised which involves people across the country and I would encourage all smokers in Barnsley to take the opportunity to get involved and make a quit attempt.”

If you want to join in contact 01226 737077 or visit www.stopsmokingbarnsley.nhs.uk.

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Reply Posted by becky on Friday September 14 2012 at 13:10
av been stopped smokin 6 months but is hard more so the first couple ov month people say the first couple ov week but i thought it was the first couple of month but even now it still comes into mi mind but i just do something that takes mi mind off it x

Reply Posted by daz on Monday October 1 2012 at 11:48
me and our lass ave been stopped 18 months we tryed a few times to quit using patches inhalers gum ect but it was champix that helped us stop in the end still have a thought for for 1 though now and again but it soon passes only down fall is the weight gain :(

Reply Posted by RITA on Saturday October 6 2012 at 10:12
18months since I stopped with help from patches and inhalators. Trouble is Im still on 2 inhalators a day. Its very hard after 50 years of smoking but my chest is better for it. Keep trying.....

Reply Posted by may on Sunday October 7 2012 at 14:32
i went to my drs to ask for help with stopping smoking and i was told he wouldnt perscribe anything for me. i had to go to one of there stop smoking groups, he knows its virtually impossible for me to attend these groups due to illness thanks for nothing dr dont nag me about smoking when you wont help me